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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Aug 1, 2013 4:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: More Sunshine Daydream

Its on sale at Dead.net

12,500 copies of 3CDs + 1 DVD $50
12,500 copies of 3CDs + 1BlueRay $55
5000 copies in vinyl (4 records) $80

Says the first two are exclusive to dead.net.

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Poster: DeadATL Date: Aug 2, 2013 9:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More Sunshine Daydream

I want the music, but not the DVD/Blu-ray - should I take a chance and wait?

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Aug 2, 2013 9:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More Sunshine Daydream

Well if i recall those ads on amazon.com et al., were advertising a product for about 35 bucks and i think they included the DVD. So is it worth the chance for 10 bucks? Thats up to you. One thing to consider, if for some reason you had to get rid of the disc, i suspect one that has a number stamped on it would fetch more on eBay. Not condoning the activity, but it is the reality of the situation.

I got the Blu-ray version. Told the wife yesterday we are going to get to see the naked pole guy in all his splintered glory. She was not amused.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Aug 1, 2013 10:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More Sunshine Daydream

Limited edition of 12,500? What is this nonsense? You'd think if there was ONE show that wouldn't be a limited edition, it would be 8/27/72. They've gone nuts at dead.net.
Maybe later on they'll announce some reduced CD or DVD-only release, but still.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Aug 2, 2013 10:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More Sunshine Daydream

Now that I've calmed down, I'm sure there will be a cheaper more barebones edition down the line. But I still think this is a poor way to do the release. They've sure been beating this ltd-ed strategy to death.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Aug 2, 2013 4:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More Sunshine Daydream

Well 25,000 copies may not be that limited given how the May '77 box sold. I think it might be that these "exclusive" versions are the limited editions. That would explain why sites like amazon.com and others inadvertently had the CD/DVD version advertised for about 10 bucks less than what dead.net is selling it for. Perhaps they will be selling a different version on those sites as Dream and Lie suggested.

Does it seem like we just roll from one release to another these days? DaP 6 ships as they announce the May '77 box and then a few weeks after it ships they unveil DaP 7 and now as DaP 7 starts shipping they announce SSDD. This will ship in the middle of September and again it will only be a short time before they have to announce DaP8 for a Nov 1 shipping.

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Poster: Bigriver Date: Aug 2, 2013 11:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More Sunshine Daydream

They need to rethink their marketing strategy. Right now, It's chaotic and there's no narrative.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Aug 3, 2013 5:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More Sunshine Daydream

Seems like they are experimenting with lots of different strategies this year. While still using the limited release/subscription thing for Dave's Picks, they did their first CD or download option with the May '77 box and now within a week they reintroduce themselves to the iTunes music store with remasters of all the original studio and live releases and this crazy SSDD, limited release deluxe version exclusively on dead.net with apparently other releases on other sites but nothing about a download option.

Seems like they may have wanted to try all this back when they made the deal with GDP so that by now they would have optimized their approach.

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Poster: dream and lie Date: Aug 1, 2013 11:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More Sunshine Daydream

I think the fact that they're calling it "Sunshine Daydream Deluxe" suggests that there will be a regular version announced later - perhaps containing just the music (after all there was an audio CD pre-order option available briefly on Amazon).

I'm generally a supporter of dead.net, but I think it's a little tasteless to scare folks by pretending it might sell out.

I'll still buy though - it's hard to make myself take the risk, and I'm sure I'll enjoy having the fancy version on some level.

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Poster: dream and lie Date: Aug 2, 2013 3:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More Sunshine Daydream

A little update. I got the dead.net bulletin in my email today. The only elements of the Sunshine Daydream Blu-Ray package marked "Dead.net exclusive" are the essays and the slip cover.




Here is a text dump:

Previously unreleased Sunshine Daydream concert film featuring gloriously remastered picture and all new stereo and 5.1 audio mixes done by Jeffrey Norman at TRI Studios

Blu-ray Mastered by Grammy® winning engineer David Glasser at Air Show Mastering

The complete 8/27/72 concert CD mixed and mastered to HDCD from the original 16 track tapes by Jeffrey Norman

Audio tapes transferred and restored by Plangent Processes

Bonus documentary “Grateful Days” featuring brand new interviews with Mountain Girl, Sam Cutler, Wavy Gravy, Ken Babbs, and more

Dead.net exclusive: 40-page book featuring original essays by Nicholas G. Meriwether, Ken Babbs, Sam Field, Johnny Dwork, and David Lemieux

Dead.net exclusive: Original tie-dye slipcase by Courtenay Pollock

Illustrations by Steve Vance

Individually Numbered, Limited Editions of 12,500

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Aug 2, 2013 7:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More Sunshine Daydream

A little slipcase & booklet are not much of a deluxe exclusive! They could at least have each copy signed by the Pole Guy himself or something... Oh well, looks like the more affordable regular edition won't be missing too much, when it comes out.